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leán

  • verb [ strongcontracted ]
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leán, p. lóg [a weak form also occurs (cf. Icel.) Se ðe wolde leógan oftost on his wordon, ealle hine leádan, ða ðe God lufedan,
    Wulfst. 168, 17.
]
Wright's OE grammar
§70; §239; §329; §509;
To blame, reproach, find fault with, disapprove, scorn
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  • Ne leá ic ðé ná ðæt ðú ǽgðer lufige

    I blame thee not for loving either,

      Shrn. 197, 2.
  • Hý nǽfre man lyhþ se ðe secgan wile sóð æfter rihte

    a man that will rightly tell the truth will never blame them,

      Beo. Th. 2101; B. 1048.
  • Ða ðe ðæt unliéfde leáþ and swá ðeáh dóþ

    qui accusant prava, nec tamen devitant,

      Past. 55, 1; Swt, 427, 12.
  • Paulus ðæt yfel ðære forlegnesse swá manegum áwiergdum leahtrum lóh

    Paulus fornicationis vitium tot criminibus execrandis inseruit,

      51, 8; Swt. 401, 26.
  • Hé him lóh ðæt hé hæfde his bróðor wíf him tó cifese

    he reproached him with having his brother's wife as his concubine,

      Shrn. 123, 1.
  • Nales wordum lóg méces ecge

    he brought no word of blame against the blade's edge,

      Beo. Th. 3627; B. 1811.
  • Ðara manna ðe mé ðæt lógon ðæt ic ðǽm wegum férde

    hominum qui dixerant mihi ne festinarem,

      Nar. 6, 27.
  • Ðone siðfæt him snotere ceorlas lythwón lógon

    prudent men a little blamed him for that journey,

      Beo. Th. 408; B. 203.
  • Ne hié winedrihten wiht ne lógon,

      1729; B. 862.
  • Ne ðé silfne ne hera ne ðé silfne ne leah

    neither praise thyself, nor blame thyself,

      Prov. Kmbl. 36.
  • Herigaþ oft suá suíðe suá hié hit leán scoldon

    plerumque laudant etiam, quod reprobare debuerant,

      Past. 17, 3; Swt. 111, 6.
  • Ða déman beóþ swíðor tó herigenne ðonne tó leánne,

      Blickl. 63, 21.
  • Eal swilc is tó leánne nǽfre tó lufianne,

      L. Eth, vi, 29; Th. i. 322, 22.
  • Bócláre leánde and unriht lufiende

    scorning booklearning and loving wrong,

      Wulfst. 82, 2.
Etymology
[Goth. laian; p. lailó to revile; O. Sax. lahan; p. lóg: Icel. lá; p. láðí to blame: O. H. Ger. lahan; p. luog vituperare.]
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v. be-leán.
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